Welcome to the gateway to Tasmania, the largest island of the only island continent in the world. Set right at the mouth of the Mersey River, Devonport is the perfect place to start an outdoor adventure in the rugged back country, with trails you can hike, bike or ride atop your favourite stallion (or mare, or gelding).
Make a day trip to the cultural hub of Hobart and the historic site of Port Arthur. Or just stick around town and enjoy local cuisine and the alternating rocky and sandy shores of this unique port town.
Rev up your wheels from one of Wotif’s Devonport car hire options and head to Mersey Bluff, where you can wave at your mainland friends from the lighthouse (not that they’d see you from that far away), watch the penguins waddle around, or dig into local culture at the Tiagarra Aboriginal Culture and Art Centre.
East of the city centre is the country village of Don, where you can buy the freshest local produce or hitch a ride on the steam engine of Don River Railroad. Next, take a walk along the ocean and riverfront Foreshore Pathway from Coles Beach all the way out to the Devonport Visitor Centre.
Tired? Hit the hay at your accommodation in Devonport and get some shut-eye. You’ve got a lot to do tomorrow!
Ready to experience the best of Tasmania? Point one of our Devonport car rental options 90km south toward Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to hike through glacier-sculpted mountains, deep river gorges and alpine moors.
Or head 180km south to reach Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and whitewater raft your way through historic Aboriginal sites. And if you really want make the most of our Devonport packages, take your wheels to Hobart to check out the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) and the historic asylum at Port Arthur—all of which are around 300km south.
Tasmania isn’t called “Holiday Isle” for nothing. Start your getaway in the island’s main port town, where car hire in Devonport is your key to the whole island. Book right here on Wotif and you could save enough to extend your trip or splurge on an upgrade. Go get ‘em, you Tasmanian tiger, you!